How to Find My Default IP Address for My Router?

It is very important to know your default IP address, which generally is your router’s LAN address. You also need this IP address to get access to your router’s configuration page. Generally, different router models have a different default IP address for accessing router configuration page.

But, if you do not know that default IP address you can use your router’s LAN address to access it. I will discuss how you can find this default gateway of your network for different computer operating systems.

You can make use of this method depending on your Operating System, which I have discussed on all three majorly used OS, i.n Windows, macOS, Linux. You can use these methods on any of the following router Brands.

You can also view the default list of username, the password for respective brands and use them as per your device's model number. If the given set of default credentials does not work, hard reset your router by pressing the reset button for 30 seconds and then try again.

  • Arris
  • Belkin
  • Linksys
  • Netgear
  • Tenda
  • Hp
  • Zyxel
  • Trendnet
  • Readynet
  • Asus
  • Buffalo
  • D-Link
  • Apple
  • Synology


  1. Go to ‘Start’ > ‘All Program’ > ‘Accessories’ > ‘Command Prompt’ or you can also press Windows Key + R, it will open the Run menu. Type cmd to open command prompt directly.
  2. Once the Command Prompt opens up type ipconfig | findstr /i "Gateway” (you can also copy paste this command directly into the command prompt. Right-click anywhere on cmd line and click paste.
  3. A detailed network information will appear on screen, scroll down, and you will find your IP address, default gateway, subnet mask and every other information. The list will look something like the example below.

C:\Documents and Settings\administrator>ipconfig | findstr /i "Gateway

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

In above example, is the default IP address of your router.


  1. Open Terminal on your Linux PC from the menu at the top or bottom depending on the version of Linux you are using. Click Applications > System Tools > Terminal.
  2. Once the Terminal opens up in another window, type in the command ip route | grep default.
  3. The resulting output will give you your default IP address and looks something like the below example.

joe$ ip route | grep default

default via dev eth0 proto static

In above example, is the default IP address of your network.

Mac OS X:

  1. Click on the Finder > Applications > Utilities > Terminal to get access to your Mac’s terminal command line.
  2. Once the Terminal opens up type netstat -nr | grep default in the Terminal command line and press Enter.
  3. An output display message will appear on your screen with would look something like the example mentioned below in bold.

joe$ netstat -nr | grep default

default UGSc 50 46 en1

In the above-given example, is the default IP address of your network.